The theme of the 2010 Communication Prize was “My Fingerprints”. The assignment was to write about the impact of your Industrial PhD project. Did you or will you success at implementing new knowledge, techniques, working patterns etc. in your organization? And will the results you have gained have an effect on the general public? Or what went wrong? Why was it so hard?
The 2010 Communication Prizes of 16.000 DKK, 8.000 DKK and 4.000 DKK, respectively, were awarded by Head of Administration at DEA Birgitte Ehrhardt at the ATV annual meeting held at Experimentarium.
The winners were:
First prize: “Fængende fortællinger i naturfag” by Mai Jespersen, Eksperimentarium
Second prize: “Glæden ved det enkle” by Emil Tang Engelund, Teknologisk Institut
Third prize: “Alderdom version 2.0” by Søren Tranberg, Teknologisk Institut.
The judges of the 2010 Communication Prize were Birgitte Ehrhardt (DEA) and the science journalists Berit Viuf (Præcedens), Mette Lund (Experimentarium) and Lasse Foghsgaard (Experimentarium). The judges found all contributions strong and reflecting the participants enthusiasm, and of the three winning contributions, they said that the winners had shown that it is possible to communicate complicated scientific aspects to the wide public in a way that leaves the reader both interested and curious.
To promote the young researchers communication skills further, the Industrial PhD Association in collaboration with the scientific journalists from Experimentarium, had arranged a communication seminar, where the participants got feedback on their articles and insight into how researchers can catch the interest both of the general public and in their own company.
We thank the sponsors of the 2010 Communication Prize:
H. Lundbeck A/S
Novo Nordisk A/S
Akademiet for de Tekniske Videnskaber, ATV
The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.